Uploading extensions via ACP

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Uploading extensions via ACP

Post by 5hocK » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:46 am

Will it be possible to upload extensions in zip format via the ACP, then unpacked and installed automatically? Is this what the extensions admin does/will do?
Or will directories always have to be manually created and files uploaded by ftp?

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Re: Uploading extensions via ACP

Post by Danielx64 » Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:21 am

For now it need to be uploaded yourself

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Re: Uploading extensions via ACP

Post by Alien_Time » Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:53 am

FTP would be the best option. I don't know how it will work if they allow it to be uploaded from acp. Wouldn't the max execution time and max upload size settings in server puts a limit on what we can upload from acp? If it does, then it will not work from acp if the ext package is big. After that, it needs to be unzipped too before installing. Just use a good FTP client and you should be fine. It's easier via FTP I think..

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Re: Uploading extensions via ACP

Post by 5hocK » Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:05 am

Alien_Time wrote: Wouldn't the max execution time and max upload size settings in server puts a limit on what we can upload from acp?
Works ok for Automod, basically all I'm wondering is if 3.1 will have a version of Automod? (Autoext?)
FTP is easy but not always convenient or even available for some users - it's also a very attractive feature for anyone considering a choice of software.

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Re: Uploading extensions via ACP

Post by Kamahl19 » Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:43 pm

There should be an option to search for Ext in ACP (it would search all approved Exts from phpbb.com DB) and install it automatically via ACP, without downloading the package manually. Exactly like WP does.

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Re: Uploading extensions via ACP

Post by VSE » Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:20 pm

Kamahl19 wrote:There should be an option to search for Ext in ACP (it would search all approved Exts from phpbb.com DB) and install it automatically via ACP, without downloading the package manually. Exactly like WP does.
Yes, there should. And that is apparently planned, but probably not until 3.2. The highest target they are aiming for is an ability to browse, update, and install extensions all from within your ACP (by having it fully integrated with the CDB).
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Re: Uploading extensions via ACP

Post by 5hocK » Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:35 pm

Just the ability to upload and install an Ext via the ACP would be a good first step - No need to add nobs and whistles right from the start (delaying it)

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